I recently hosted my husband and his twin brother 40th birthday party in my home. It gave me great motivation to get some things accomplished that I have been putting off far to long. I thought I would take this week and show you some of those projects. Lets begin in the kitchen...the heart of a home.
This idea came from a Better Homes and Gardens inspiration page I pulled from a magazine:
Blogger and Store Owner (and IMHO the vignette queen) Debbie Dusenberry @ The Curious Sofa's (http://curioussofa.blogspot.com/2009/10/bh-christmas-ideas.html ) home was featured in last years special holiday issue in which she used her silver trays for this effect. I wanted to adopt it for my own so I went to work. I have inheirited so many of these silver platters from grandparents.
And do you see that shell tray on the left? My big hearted blogger friend, Dawn of Cottage State of Mind sent that to me (long with a gorgeous french book of photography....all captured around family mealtime! Priceless!). I think of Dawn and the precious family who shared these with me. I think of their giving spirits each time I look at my "silver plated wall". I hung the trays on the walls-tarnish and all. I love the tarnished ones more, I think it gives them much character. What do you think?
And in true thrifty Thursday inspiration, I found these drapes in the clearance section of TJMaxx. Six bucks per panel. The drapes are actually "mistreated" using furniture tacs into a stair railing cut in two.
And finally, this wooden stool got a fresh coat of paint and a bit of stenciling.
For the other side of my kitchen, you can click this link where I shared my before and after of my painted cabinets.
I hope you will come back tomorrow and all this week. I have MUCH catching up to do!
See you then!
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